On Her Majesty's Secret Service
While this 1969 film was considered an example of what a Bond movie shouldn't be like by most fans, the soundtrack stands out as one of the best.
Even while George Lazenby attempted somewhat unsuccessfully (and unfortunately) to fill Sean Connery's shoes as the next Bond, John Barry managed rather successfully to further his own legacy as composer for the maximum number of Bond films (11 in all).
That said, the highlight of the soundtrack is undoubtedly Louis Armstrong's We Have All The Time in The World. Barry even manages to include his own variation of Armstrong's song, slowing it down and adding his unmistakable touch to enhance its slow moody feel.
Taking what many considered a risk, he composed a purely electronic/instrumental theme song for the film, which nonetheless shines through admirably and is remembered as one of the most memorable pieces of theme music done for any Bond film.
Do You Know How Christmas Trees are Grown is performed by Danish pop star Nina van Pallandt and, while seemingly out of place, has a tendency to grow on the listener.
Try features Barry at his jazz best and reminds us why this man eventually went on to compose the scores for 11 of 22 Bond films.
Also, while the electronic music that Barry incorporates seems dated, it must be remembered that he was definitely something of a pioneer.
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